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Hendrix, Jimi & Band of Gypsys / Songs For Groovy Children - the Complete Fillmore Concerts
Album:Songs For Groovy Children - the Complete Fillmore Concerts Collection:General
Artist:Hendrix, Jimi & Band of Gypsys Added:02/2020
Label:Experience Hendrix 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-04 
Reviewed: 2020—02-20
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: Hendrix shifted gears with a new line-up of all black players and a definitely funky approach to the music, while still demonstrating his unique talent on guitar. Here for the first time are all 4 sets from the Fillmore East from his two-night stand over 12/31/69 & 1/1/70. Included are a slew of never released tracks, including some of his old standards, and, on each one, he rips it up and extends the jam. Most of the stage patter & intros happen at the end of each track
If You Like: Jeff Beck, Stanley Jordan, Jeff Healy, Stevie Ray Vaughn
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Disc 1
*1/ Power of Soul (5:30) – band intro starts> guitar starts> sonic funk jam> uptempo song> fade
2/ Lover Man (3:14) – guitar starts> fast tempo song> stellar guitar solo> crescendo end
*3/ Hear My Train A Comin’ (9:06) – guitar starts> slow electric blues builds to midtempo> sonic guitar solo> crescendo end
**4/ Changes (5:58) – guitar starts> sonic uptempo funk song> guitar solo> song slows, then builds to fast tempo> pause> crescendo end
5/ Izabella (3:29) – guitar starts> uptempo anti-war song> guitar solo> quick fade
***6/ Machine Gun (8:54) –guitar starts> slow tempo anti-war song> heavy guitar solo> crescendo end
7/ Stop (5:30) – guitar starts> spoken word call & response> heavy funk jam & song> fade on vocal
*8/ Ezy Rider (5:55) – guitar starts> uptempo rocker> stellar guitar solo> crescendo end
*9/ Bleeding Heart (6:38) – guitar starts> slow walking blues> smoking guitar solo> crescendo end
***10/ Earth Blues (6:24) – guitar starts> uptempo funky rocker> sonic guitar solo> quick stop
11/ Burning Desire (9:40) – guitar starts midtempo jam, swings into uptempo heavy song> heavy guitar solo slows to slow tempo song> slowly builds into uptempo rocker> lightning fast jam> quick stop
Disc 2
12/ Auld Lang Syne (3:55) – crowd counts down to midnight, followed by stage announcement> band kicks in on Auld Lang Syne midtempo instrumental jam> builds to crescendo end, seques into next track
*13/ Who Knows (6:40) – heavy bass/drums start> midtempo funky song with call & response over repetitive riff> guitar solo> funky jam> guitar solo> midtempo song> slow fade
**14/ Fire (5:15) – guitar starts> fast tempo song> sizzling guitar solo> crescendo end
*15/ Ezy Rider (4:24) – drums start> uptempo jam & song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo end
***16/ Machine Gun (13:51) – guitar starts> vocal intro> slow tempo jam & song> heavy guitar solo> slow fade
**17/ Stone Free (17:22) – guitar starts> fast tempo song> blazing sonic guitar solo slows to midtempo & almost silent> then swings uptempo> crescendo end
**18/ Changes (8:06) – drums start> uptempo funky song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo end
**19/ Message To Love (3:37) – guitar starts> uptempo funky song> guitar solo> crescendo end
20/ Stop (7:02) – guitar starts> call & response sonic funk song> guitar solo> slow fade
**21/ Foxey Lady (6:45) – sonic guitar starts> heavy rocking song> soaring guitar solo> slow fade
Disc 3
*22/ Who Knows (9:32) – band intro> bass starts> midtempo funky song with call & response>
***23/ Machine Gun (12:33) – guitar starts> slow tempo anti-war song> heavy guitar solo> crescendo end
**24/ Changes (6:19) – drums start> uptempo funky song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo end
**25/ Power Of Soul (6:19) – sonic funk jam> uptempo song> fade
26/ Stepping Stone (5:20) – guitar starts> fast tempo song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo end
27/ Foxey Lady (6:45) – sonic guitar intro> uptempo song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo enda
28/ Stop (5:43) – guitar starts> call & response sonic funk song> guitar solo> slow fade
***29/ Earth Blues (5:50) – guitar starts> uptempo funky rocker> sonic guitar solo> quick stop
30/ Burning Desire (8:22) – guitar starts midtempo jam, swings into uptempo heavy song> heavy guitar solo slows to slow tempo song> slowly builds into uptempo rocker> lightning fast jam> quick stop
Disc 4
**31/ Stone Free (13;25) – band intro> guitar/drums start> fast tempo song> blazing guitar solo pause> applause> then builds to climax
*32/ Power Of Soul (9:10) – guitar starts> funky uptempo jam & song> sonic guitar solo> quick stop
**33/ Changes (9:33) – drums start> funky uptempo song> blazing guitar solo> crescendo end
**34/ Message To Love (5:25) – guitar starts> funky uptempo song> guitar solo> crescendo & fade
***35/ Machine Gun (12;13) – guitar starts> slow tempo song> heavy guitar solo> slow fade
*36/ Lover Man (2;35) – guitar starts> fast tempo song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo end
*37/ Steal Away (5:53) – guitar starts> slow tempo song> bluesy guitar solo> quick fade> pause> crescendo end
***38/ Earth Blues (6:21) – guitar starts> uptempo funky rocker> sonic guitar solo> quick stop
Disc 5
***39/ Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (5:45) – vocal intro> guitar starts> rocking uptempo song> killer guitar solo morphs into the next track
*40/ We Gotta Live Together (9:29) – guitar starts> funky midtempo jam with vocal call to sing along> crowd eventually joins in> sonic guitar solo>
*41/ Wild Thing (3:13) – applause> guitar starts> midtempo rock song> sonic guitar solo> quick fade
42/ Hey Joe (3:57) – guitar starts> midtempo song> rocking guitar solo> crescendo end
43/ Purple Haze (4:55) – guitar starts> rocking uptempo song> sonic guitar solo> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Power of Soul 22.(Disc 3) Who Knows
2.Lover Man 23.Machine Gun
3.Hear My Train A' Comin' 24.Changes
4.Changes 25.Power of Soul
5.Isabelle 26.Stepping Stone
6.Machine Gun 27.Foxey Lady
7.Stop 28.Stoop
8.Ezy Rider 29.Earth Blues
9.Bleeding Heart 30.Burning Desire
10.Earth Blues 31.(Disc 4) Stone Free
11.Burning Desire 32.Power of Soul
12.(Disc 2) Auld Lang Syne 33.Changes
13.Who Knows 34.Message to Love
14.Fire 35.Machine Gun
15.Ezy Rider 36.Lover Man
16.Machine Gun 37.Steal Away
17.Stone Free 38.Earth Blues
18.Changes 39.(Disc 5) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
19.Message to Love 40.We Gotta Live Together
20.Stop 41.Wild Thing
21.Foxey Lady 42.Hey Joe
 43.Purple Haze